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The case for a true South County seat on San Joaquin Board of Supervisors

South San Joaquin County has a mixture of four expanding cities and a growing job base with an even brighter outlook that is destined to clash with vibrant agricultural endeavors.

March 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to ignore politics of downtown and move on

Wide streets may bring people downtown but it doesn't get them to stop there.

March 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Who is more pathetic? Sheen or those of us who feed off his rants?

Charlie Sheen - the pundits say - is one witty guy.

March 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Berryhill ventures into Twilight Zone of California politics

Bill Berryhill has got it right.

March 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYU makes principled stand for integrity

Brigham Young University has standards.

March 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Donner Party would laugh at our worries today

The Donner Party came to California 165 years ago.

March 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New plan makes those with integrity pay twice for sins of greedy home buyers

I look around my neighborhood and see home buyers with a lot of different stories.

March 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Money brings out the worst & best in folks

Two situations that involved green backs popped up this week: One good and another demonstrating a tad of attempted larceny.

March 03, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Suing because an employer appears to favor hiring illegal immigrants

Here's a new one.

March 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So who is the real ‘half man’ in ‘Two and a Half Men’?

Can't Warner Brothers Television & CBS take a joke?

March 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The numbers in Wisconsin - and California - can’t be ignored

The fight in Wisconsin is not unions versus big business. Nor is it the struggling masses versus the rich.

February 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Almond Blossom is one big reunion party

The Ripon Almond Blossom Festival can best be described as a "family" in the reunion sense of the word – not just blood kin – but with neighbors, community members coming together from near and far.

February 27, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Thanks PG&E for proving SSJID can lower rates 15%

Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon should be eternally grateful to PG&E.

February 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Exercise does indeed enhance quality of your life

I didn't know it at the time but it was one of the smartest decisions of my life.

February 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would you vote to tax yourself for better public worker benefits?

The party is over.

February 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Queen candidate: Ripon perfect place to grow up

Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Claire Wever, 16, has her heart set on teaching.

January 12, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Anger can kill gophers

Gophers aren't very popular in Manteca.

January 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1.4B jackpot: You can’t lose unless you play

It was a simple question: "A group of us are buying Powerball tickets. Do you want to get in for $6?'

January 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WOODWARD’S WATER VISION

The completion of Woodward Reservoir a century ago this year has been a godsend to South San Joaquin Irrigation District as well as the cities ...

January 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Troop packing event Sunday

The Cpl. Charles O, Palmer II Memorial Troop Support Program is scheduling a "Happy New Year" troop packing event on Sunday, Jan. 17.

January 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop may fill vacant council seat

The Lathrop City Council has consisted of only four people for the past 11 days.

January 11, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Board honoring top Ripon spellers tonight

Several local youngsters recently competed in the 2015 San Joaquin County Spelling Bee Championships.

January 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Hopeful has UOP in college plans

Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Nalani Alhambra, 17, has plans to attend the University of the Pacific to study for a career in dental hygiene.

January 11, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Carson’s flat tax, Apple, the working poor and PG&E

Apple - as of July 2015 - was sitting on $203 billion in cash.

January 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Robust acorns key to stronger ‘trees’ in MUSD

Vern Gebhardt is on to something.

January 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting worked up over firearms & gun control

There are more than 310 million firearms owned by United States citizens.

January 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is California driving itself to a crack up?

Remember the 1960s?

January 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Picking up more of tab

Manteca is continuing its southward march.

January 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WOODWARD PARK

Don't underestimate the value of a dollar.

January 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


West of I-5 bills going up nearly $28

The Lathrop City Council already voted to increase water and sewer rates over the course of the next five years.

January 04, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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